Embracing Failure Eases the Mind|How to Let Go of Perfectionism

If you try to achieve perfection in everything, you will get choked and your mind will suffer. 

There are many perfectionists in the world. 

They demand perfection in everything and cannot tolerate even the slightest failure. 

However, if you demand perfection too much, you will become extremely afraid of failure. 

As a result, perfectionists are unable to take on new challenges and simply maintain the status quo. 

There are some perfectionists who have achieved excellent results in their school studies and written exams. 

National public servants, a group of brilliant people, are often afraid of failure and are not good at trying new and unprecedented things. 

As a result of being trained to avoid failing tests, some people tend to become perfectionists. 

Perfectionists try to avoid failure. 

They also try to avoid negative emotions. 

In other words, they dislike and try to avoid the feelings of defeat and inferiority that accompany failure. 

In the process, they will also avoid success. 

Because of the extreme fear of failure, they are reluctant to try new things, and eventually avoid success as well. 

On a more serious note, it becomes difficult to accept reality. 

In reality, there are mistakes and failures, so if you try to avoid them, you will also avoid reality. 

In order to let go of perfectionism, it is important to have a mindset that 80% success is good enough. 

If you try to be perfect 100% of the time, you will be overwhelmed. 

If you think that you only need to achieve 80% of that, your mind will be more relaxed. 

You must also learn to accept failure. 

Think of failures as fertilizer for the future. 

By learning from your mistakes, you will be able to move forward. 

 Translated by Yuki Naito